Individual Therapy & Counseling in Vancouver, WA
Counseling for Men & Women
At Compass we believe that counseling should be collaborative and interactive. We achieve this by creating a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental environment where you have the space to explore any area of your life that is limiting you from your full potential. This allows us to help guide you to greater healing, whole health and happiness.
When you feel like you can’t do it alone we are here for you. Sometimes you need to talk to someone when you feel like you cannot do it alone. There are times you need to talk to a professional even if you have advice offered by family or friends. You don’t have to struggle alone.Here at Compass we don’t want you to struggle alone, we want to help.
In Individual Counseling Our Counselors Can Help You
- Attain clarity regarding life roles and relationships
- Develop assertiveness skills that will help you get your needs met
- Improve your ability to communicate clearly and affectively in important relationships
- Understand and manage strong feelings of anger, anxiety, worry or sadness
- Learn new ways of coping with stress in relationships, work or school
- Define meaning and purpose for your work and family life
- Heal through past traumas
- Increase a sense of peace and enjoyment in day-to-day life
Common Reasons You Should Seek Counseling
Learn Conflict Management
Successful in business, unsuccessful in relationships
Major Life Changes or Trauma
Feeling overwhelmed with life and work
Sensing loneliness or isolation
Noticing anxiety or stress
Experiencing relationship struggles
Having parent-child concerns
Struggling with low self-esteem
We have therapists and counselors with a variety of specialities and expertise.
It is extremely important to us that you find a therapist or counselor that is the perfect fit for you. We have a variety of professionals with an array of specialities and expertise.
What to Expect
Counseling offers individuals like yourself a safe space to explore things in their life that may not be working for them. It is a healthy and self-caring way to work on yourself and to learn better ways handle your thoughts, feelings, relationships, home and work life. Together we can look at barriers to creating the changes you are seeking and implement those changes.
For some it is a much-needed space to engage in open dialogue about past hurts, current problems, or issues you might have in your life. For others it is a safe space to decompress and move past those trauma. Counseling offers you a safe place in which you can practice self-care on a regular basis. The most important thing you can expect is to know that you will achieve your desired healing if you come to counseling consistently and engage in the process in a vulnerable way knowing you are in a safe place.
In counseling you will begin to discover your true worth. We will work on you in session. Through discovering who you truly are, you will be able to know what you want and deserve in all areas of your life.
What Makes us the Best
Our counselors each have specialities in certain areas of mental wellness and stages of life
We can also help you manage the symptoms of relational problems that are creating distress in your life
During our work together we will uncover your unique talents and the sensational love that you bring to a relationship
We can help you in creating and maintaining a happy and healthy intimate relationship
Our Specialities & Expertise
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? Compass wants the therapeutic process to be transparent, so you know what to expect, and feel comfortable. We understand that talking to someone new can bring up feelings of fear and uncertainty for some, so we hope that these questions ease those feelings and bring a certain level of readiness and comfort to seeking help with any one of our therapists at Compass Whole Health. Check out some of the frequently asked questions in the list below.
If your question isn’t answered here, give us a call at 360-558-7730.
You are probably anticipating the answer “it depends” – and you would be correct. It is impossible to predict the total number of sessions needed, as each individual is unique and the number of sessions will vary.
Some individuals’ will attend as few as 10-12 sessions, while others’ may attend 20 or more sessions to achieve the changes needed to maintain lasting relationship satisfaction.
Often we recommend weekly or bi-weekly 45-60 minute sessions at the start of counseling to help build needed trust and comfort in the counseling relationship. Weekly appointments may also facilitate more active progress toward goals. As progress toward initial goals are made, it may be helpful to spread the sessions further apart. We will discuss what is right for you as we work together.
Our address is 7017 NE Highway 99, Suite 206. Vancouver, WA 98665
Directions From I-5 Northbound
- Take exit 3 to merge onto NE Hwy 99/Main St toward Hazel Dell
- Merge onto NE Hwy 99/Main St
- Continue to follow NE Hwy 99
- Pass by McDonald’s (on the left in 1.0 mi)
- Destination will be on the right
Directions From I-5 Southbound
- Take exit 4 for NE 78th St
- Keep left at the fork to continue toward NE 78th St
- Slight left onto NE 78th St
- Turn right onto NE Hwy 99
- Destination will be on the left
Please enter through the back of the building (East side) of the building.
Parking: Free parking is available in the Collins Plaza where our offices are located at all hours. We are located inside the Collins Plaza, just minutes from I-5.
ADA Accessible: We are an ADA accessible office. If special accommodations are necessary, please do not hesitate to ask when you are scheduling your consult.
Private practices typically don’t have set hours. Our therapists work by appointment only, and each therapist sets their schedule. Some work days only, some work nights and weekends. If you need a particular time frame or day of the week, contact our intake line to discuss this.
Click here to schedule a FREE 15 minute phone consultation to determine if we are a good fit. If the available times do not work with your schedule, call 360.558.7730, or *email us at email@example.com, to request another time for your consultation.
This phone conversation will give us a chance to interview each other – but not in the anxiety provoking interview way. This will be more of a getting-to-know you talk. We want to ensure that you are getting exactly what you need for your relationship.
Please note that as therapists’ most of our days are spent having uninterrupted time with clients; therefore, we are not always immediately available. We encourage you to leave a message and we will return your call at our earliest convenience.
*Note that text and email are not secure methods of communication. Please reserve text and email communication for scheduling a time for consultation only. We can discuss the details of your particular situation during our phone consultation.
We do accept most major insurances for massage therapy and counseling services. Please contact us today and will gladly check your insurance benefits.
Relationship Counseling or Couples Therapy is often not covered by insurance. The purpose of insurance is for the diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness. Insurance companies do not recognize relationship concerns as a mental illness; therefore, our relationship therapy services are not usually reimbursable.
Insurance companies get to decide how many sessions you are allowed to see us and they dictate the services that we provide. Insurance companies also require a diagnosis, which becomes part of your permanent medical record and can disqualify you from certain careers. Please discuss with your therapist if this is a concern.
Most people experience general confusion, sadness, anxiety, and struggle with general life transitions. But for many, these can pile on top of one another, and be too great to manage on your own. Making the decision to engage in individual counseling takes immense courage. You will take this courage and dedicate yourself to healing. In our experience, one of the most important aspects in your healing process is finding a place in which you can feel completely validated and heard. We strive to create an open, non-judgmental environment to walk with you on your journey of healing and building in hope.
When you work with one of our therapists’ you are investing in a therapist who has specific training and education to best fit your needs.
We only see a limited number of clients in our practice so you can expect to receive the utmost care and consideration in regards to your relationship needs.
Seeing a carefully selected number of clients allows us to devote time to understanding your specific relationship outside of our sessions together. We will have ample time to review notes, tailor our approaches and interventions to your specific needs, and keep up to date on the latest developments in the field so that you are receiving state-of-the-art treatment.
Therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes, allowing time for deep and meaningful relationship work to take place. We do not typically book clients back-to-back so you receive the attention that you deserve and won’t experience the sense of being rushed.